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LORAN STATION AMCHITKA

51 22 01.34 N 179 12 09.25 E

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: AUG 1943

Construction Date Dec 1943 – Feb 1944

Constructed by: CONSTRUCTION DET “A”

Established: Feb 1944

Disestablished: 25 JUL 1949

Operated by: USCG

Chain: WESTERN ALEUTIANS LORAN CHAIN

Station Letter designation: “C”

Station code name:  

Station Unit Number: CG Unit 63
Navy Unit 318

Station nickname:  

On-air testing date: 17 FEB 1944

Operational date: 8 JUN 1944

Operations Ceased: 222200Z JUN 1949

Station Operation: Single MASTER

Station pair: 1L0 - ATTU

Loran Rate: 1L0

On-Air: 1L0 -*JUN 1944

Off-Air 1L0 – 222200Z JUN 1949

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment:  

Antenna Type:  

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous: The station was located on the south side of the island, St. Makarius Point.

Bearing Sea Chain:
Testing:
10 hr service 18 OCT 43
16 hr service 10 Nov 43
22 hr service 01 Jan 44
24 hr service 10 Jul 44

06 NOV 1971 - Largest U.S. Underground Hydrogen bomb test occurred.  Code name: CANNLKIN - the ground lifted 20ft.

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: ENS Solon B Kemon 1943-44
CO: LTJG Raymond E. Heller 1944 – 12 SEP 1945
Temp CO: LT Ellsworth O. Swett 12 SEP 1945 – 2 OCT 1945
CO: LT Arthur R Lehne 2 OCT 1945 -

Documents:

25 JUL 1949 - Disestablishment of Station - pdf

Pictures

Amchitka Loran

Picture from google earth
51 21 42.61 N 179 12 41.15 E

Coordinates place you out to sea, due to the difference in geodetic standards.
Suspect station was located slightly SW of the runway.